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Breast screening error: women need reassurance, not misleading statistics

Anne Li On Wednesday, May 2nd, Jeremy Hunt announced that the English breast screening programme had suffered a computer failure, resulting in an estimated 450,000 women not receiving their final breast screening invitation since 2009. This has triggered widespread concern, and is being widely covered by the media. See original…...

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Vigorous exercise reduces tiredness in testicular cancer survivors

Anne Li High-intensity interval training reduces tiredness and improves self-esteem for testicular cancer survivors, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer. It found that men who had been treated for testicular cancer and had the lowest fitness levels benefited the most from this strenuous exercise regime.…...

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Prostate cancer diagnosis: how scientists are working to get it right

Anne Li Almost 48,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK every year. But questions are being asked of the tests used to diagnose these men, and how they might be improved. The tests used today can be painful, invasive and, unfortunately, not that good at telling doctors…...

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London Mayor plans junk food ad ban on public transport

Anne Li Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed plans to impose a ban on junk food advertising on public transport, in a bid to tackle childhood obesity. Khan is consulting on the plans that would see adverts for unhealthy food and drink that are high in fat, salt or…...

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HPV vaccine is safe and reduces cell changes that can become cancer

Anne Li A vaccine designed to prevent cervical cancer is safe and effective in reducing cell changes that can become cancerous, a new review has confirmed. The human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine reduces precancerous changes and doesn’t cause serious side effects, according to one of the largest reviews to date.…...

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New Immunotherapy Treatment Removes All Tumors In Woman With Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer

Research published today in Nature Medicine by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has described a new immunotherapy approach, which led to a complete disappearance of tumors in a woman with advanced metastatic breast cancer who only had months to live. The findings show how naturally-occurring tumor infiltrating lymphocytes…...

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Bracing for the ups and downs of biotech

There is a lot of excitement in our market over the new rules we introduced earlier this month to welcome new economy and pre-revenue biotech companies. We’ve already had several companies express interest in listing under the new rules, and we’ve heard a lot of positive things from investors who…...

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Three thyroid cancer drugs approved for NHS in England

Anne Li                                                                                      March 11th, 2018   Three thyroid…...

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News digest – ‘mini tumours’, thyroid drugs, 100,000 Genomes Project, and… do superfoods prevent cancer?

Anne Li                                                                                     March 11th, 2018   This week, Cancer…...

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Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age

Anne Li                                                                                     March 11th, 2018   More than seven…...

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